There’s some good news for the SJPD. Despite all the budgetary problems, sixteen full time police officers who faced layoffs may be spared, at least for another four years. City Manager Debra Figone is urging City Council to stop dillydallying and to accept the 2010 COPS Hiring Program Grant, amounting to $7,187,984. The Interim Chief of Police is already on board, so the decision is now left to City Council. They are scheduled to discuss the issue on December 14.